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Scooter scoops a SuperDog Award at a glitzy event

Pets As Therapy was delighted to hear from PAT Volunteer Kirstie Martin this week, who had just returned a glamorous celebrity-packed awards ceremony in London. Her PAT Dog Scooter had been shortlisted for a Naturo SuperDog Award and she was overjoyed when his name was announced as the winner in the Best Carer category.

"Scooter loved being on the red carpet," Kirstie smiles. "And he was blown away to discover that he was a winner when there were over 100,000 nominations for the awards. Scooter was nominated to highlight the great work of Pets As Therapy, OneWave, Darwin Dogs and Milo's dog sanctuary in Portugal, where he spent time after being abandoned on the streets." 

Kirstie hopes that winning the award, and appearing in programme 2 of ITV's The Pet Show, will raise even more awareness of therapy and assistance dogs and the good work they do. "We want to highlight that it's okay to not be okay, that you should adopt not shop, and how surfing and salt-water therapy can improve mental health."

She adds: "Scooter is passionate about making people smile, starting conversations and raising awareness of rescue dogs and mental health. This is the inspiration for his trademark blue Mohawk."

A big congratulations to Scooter and Kirstie, who also want to recognise the amazing work of fellow Care nominees, Rowley and Bert Snuggs.

Follow Scooter's adventures on Instagram @scooter_surf_therapy_dog.

Scooter also runs his own non-profit Surf School and Salt-water Therapy Sessions. See www.scooterssurfschool.co.uk.

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